Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

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Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!

Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.


About Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

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Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is the author and illustrator of My Travelin' Eye. She is a freelance illustrator who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Illustration Academy. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with her family. []
Published September 13, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 36 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Elliot and Kailash explore their similarities and differences, concluding that their lives are “Different, different but the SAME!” The engaging childlike acrylic paintings with crayon, pencil, tissue paper and other collage elements show the busy crowded American streets of Elliot’s city, the tr...

Jul 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Same, Same But Different

K-Gr 2—When Elliott draws a picture of his world in art class, his teacher sends it across the globe to another classroom and a beautiful story is born. Elliott from America and Kailash from India have very different lives, but through their letter

Sep 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Same, Same But Different

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